Pullet or Cockeral? Please help me on this one...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by micheleomal, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red bird is a RIRx probably and is between 12-15 weeks old. The lady I got it from had 2 hatches 3 weeks apart and I don't know which one this came from. It is a bit smaller than the other 4 chickens I got at the same time but RIR are smaller, right? The comb is not much bigger than the light colored one but the wattles are larger. I already have 1 roo I have to rehome out of this bunch. I hope I don't have another.[​IMG]

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  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  4. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good news[​IMG]. Those red wattles had me scared.
     
  5. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But body shape says pullet. She will probably be an early layer.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    For 15ish weeks, that's not too much comb or wattles for that bird. She's a gorgeous color!
     
  7. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is pretty...she has dark flecks on her head and neck and blue feathers in her tail and wings. How about if she is closer to 12 weeks? Still okay on the red comb and wattles?
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yes, she's still fine. Compare her to the blond EE looking pullet behind her. They both have a soft, rounded, feminine look. They're well proportioned and have a kind of finished look to them. Cockerels of this age look leggy, gawky and unfinished, plus they'd be starting to get long, shiny, pointy hackle and saddle feathers. You've got egg-layers for sure!
     

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